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James Lucas (1798–1869)

In 1818 James moved with his mother and several siblings from Sydney to Launceston. He married Elizabeth Murray in 1819. They farmed at various properties around Launceston (1820-25), Longford (1826-38) and Evandale (1839-47) before moving to Victoria in 1854. It is thought that he went to the Ballarat goldfields and then settled at Carngham where there was also a goldfield.

*further information: Peter McKay, A Nation Within a Nation: The Lucas Clan in Australia (2004), pp 952-53

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23 October, 1798
Norfolk Island, Australia


11 April, 1869 (aged 70)
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

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